The sequestration - which seems to be a HUGE hit with the repugs - should start in their states first.
Kinda a prize for winning.
The state is hardly unique. It's one of many shutting air traffic control towers, gutting Head Start preschool services and making adjustments as U.S. budget cuts become reality. What sets Kansas apart is that it's home to some of the sequester's strongest backers. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) referred to sequestration as "the first significant tea party victory" in Washington, while Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas)said the cuts were "a home run for America."Kansas takes approximately $3 billion from the federal government each year, relying on the money for health care, education and transportation expenses. Like other Republican-leaning states, it receives more U.S. funds than its residents pay in federal taxes. Its members of Congress, however, have been elected on pledges to reduce the federal deficit simply by cutting government spending while lowering taxes.
"They embraced it."
Neither Huelskamp nor Pompeo saw sequestration as onerous. They embraced it. Longtime Kansas political observers complimented their balancing acts.
Embrace it NOW
Take the hits to your RED STATE federal funding
EMBRACE IT NOW
Put your state dollars where your Republicon mouth is.
1. New Mexico: $2.632. West Virginia: $2.573. Mississippi: $2.474. District of Colombia: $2.415. Hawaii: $2.386. Alabama: $2.037. Alaska: $1.938. Montana: $1.929. South Carolina: $1.9210. Maine: $1.78
Make the Cuts.
Let’s get them off the government teat.Cut their funding per tax dollar to$1.00 for $1.00.
Then lets listen
to the right-wing, smaller government whiners
– start crying.